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Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire and Eastern Roman Empire are conventional names used to describe the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered on its capital of Constantinople. It was referred to by its inhabitants and neighboring nations simply as the Roman Empire.

Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame

An introduction to the field, annotated bibliographies and translations of primary and secondary literature.


Exhibition celebrating the University of Michigan's long involvement in the recovery of the material culture of Byzantium.

Byzantine Macedonia

The outstanding importance of Macedonia in the age of Byzantium arose from the strategic position it occupied between the area around the Danube and the more southern region of the Balkans, on the one hand, Constantinople and the Adriatic Sea, on the other. Its importance was even greater after the conquest of the eastern Byzantine provinces by the Arabs, despite Slavic and Bulgarian incursions, w ...

Medieval Sourcebook: Byzantium

A large selection of primary sources on Byzantine history, religion, emperors and empire, hosted by Fordham University.

Explore Byzantium

Five and a half centuries ago, on Tuesday, 29 May 1453, a Turkish army stormed and captured Constantinople after laying siege to the city for six harrowing weeks. The last Byzantine Emperor of Constantinople died in desperate fighting near the city walls. Constantine Palaiologos had already told his friends and advisors that he had no wish to survive the conquest of his capital city: a loss which ...

ByzNet: Byzantine Studies on the Internet

Peter Dykhuis gives a brief overview, maps, images of art and coins, and a list of the emperors from 395 to 1453.

Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

Furthers study of the history, culture, language and literature of the Byzantine Empire. Events and exhibitions, funding opportunities, publications and theses, fieldwork and courses.

Suda on Line

Suda is a 10th century massive byzantine encyclopedia , one of the first of the kind. The aim of the Suda on Line project is the translation and annotation of this work as well as the enrichment of the suda content with traditional as well as electronic resources relevant to this work.

Byzantine Literature

Lengthy article by Karl Dieterich from the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Byzantium: The Byzantine Studies Page

Resources for Byzantine history on the web, directed more to scholars than novice, maintained by Paul Halsall.


A series of essays on Byzantine history by Nikolaos Provatas and Yiannis Papadimas, with a chronology of the Eastern Roman Empire, list of emperors, maps, gallery of icons and bibliography.